Abba Java Coffeehouse

Abba Java Coffeehouse 

Abba Java Coffeehouse is a ministry of Wesley at Penn State, the campus ministry of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church & Wesley Foundation. The mission of Abba Java is to be a “home away from home” for Penn State Students. We welcome people from all faiths and backgrounds and identities while offering Christ’s love through hospitality and fellowship! 

We offer an alternative safe study space for students where you can enjoy self-serve free fair trade coffee and tea, food, and Wi-Fi. We also offer a quiet study space, a prayer chapel and  the Upper Room (room above Abba Java)!

You can visit our Staff and Leaders page to learn more about the familiar faces you’ll see in the coffeehouse. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID restrictions, we are not currently able to have student volunteers at Abba Java! 


Are you interested in volunteering? Do you need service hours for your club? Do you want to branch out and make new friends?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Abba Java is the right place for you.

Abba Java Coffeehouse offers a unique opportunity for students like you. The mission of Abba Java is to be a “home away from home” for Penn State students. You will be able to interact with students of all backgrounds while you volunteer your time. You will be responsible for making and serving coffee, keeping the counter full of food and clean, and most importantly, being a friendly face!

If you are interested in volunteering please email Sarah.

Rent Our Space

We are not currently renting our space


We believe our space does not belong to us but is rather a blessing we have to use to better the community. With that in mind,  on a limited basis we rent our space to recognized Penn State student groups for events. Our building’s capacity is 100 with limited chairs and tables. 

The rental price is as follows:

  • $100 for the coffeehouse 
  • $50 for Kitchen 
  • $50 Deposit (refunded after event if all procedures were followed)

Terms and Conditions and rates apply. If you’re interested in applying to rent our space please contact Sarah to schedule a meeting.